Monday, October 27, 2014

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our October blog hop!  Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoy all that we have created to share.
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s Facebook page.Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
Today I am sharing a Christmas card with you!!  I am using the Clear Crystal Mini Flowers for my snowflake centres, as well as the Crystal basic lines from Zva.
The die template that I have used for this design is Spellbinders FLURRIES set.They are part of the new line of Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Decorative Card Fronts. They are SO much fun!!! I die cut it a second time and trimmed off some of the larger snowflakes. Those, I dipped in Imagine Crafts VersaMark ink and sprinkled with their Irridescant Embossing Powder!! LOVE!! Then I added them to the design with foam dots!!
And with this post today, I finish my term with Zva Creative. I have so enjoyed creating with the beautiful product that they provide!! Special thank you to Carolyn and Windy for this opportunity!!
I'll leave you with an additional bonus project today...

Now, on with the hop!!

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, October 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 28th.
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 28th on Zva Creative’s Facebook pageWe will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Nicole MartelEnjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
Until Next Time, 
Happy Creating!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tombow USA Design Team Application!!

Hello all!!
So you all know that I love to try new things!! Some of my designing commitments are coming to an end...  So I have decided to throw my "hat in the ring" so to speak, and apply for the Tombow USA Design Team! So I get to share some of my favourite projects on here with you all!!

Those to which I have created video tutorials, I have linked up the video in the title of the projects. :) Enjoy!!
First up are 2 of my favourite scrapbook pages. The first one, Never seen before! The second, one I recently created for Imagine Crafts.

Next up, are a couple of cards that I really have enjoyed creating. Love how they turned out!! Again, the first one created for Imagine Crafts with a full video tutorial, and the second, new, never seen before!!


And last, but not least, here are a few "off the page" or DIY kinda projects... 

3D Snowflake Holiday Ornament

And that, my friends... is just a little glimpse into some of my recent favourite projects. I tried to show a huge variety of styles and difficulty levels to show my versatility.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

So very Thankful...

I have SO much to be thankful for!! I can't even begin to list them!! In this scrapbook page I am using a photo of my oldest son... whom i am very thankful for.
I am using some beautiful brown Zva Creative flourishes. I have dug deep into my old paper stash and came up with this collection from MLYB from a couple of years ago, along with the embellishments. I loved it then, and I love it now. :) Gotta use that stash, right??
I have also added my new found love... sequins!! :)
This isn't my favourite page I've ever created, but I am happy with it.
I think one of the things about it that is so different for me is that there are NO Spellbinders dies used (GASP!!) and NO Imagine Crafts inks or sprays!!! SO strange for me!!! LOL!
So thanks for stopping by! Hope that you are enjoying the fall weather where you are!!
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Inspirations with Imagine Crafts

Hello all!! Today I am sharing a beautiful fall colour scheme and technique for creating those Fall Inspired projects!! I have a full video tutorial walking you thru the steps. I have created this project using dies from Spellbinders, The gorgeous stamp from Quietfire Designs, and inks/sprays, etc from Imagine Crafts!!

And here is the full video tutorial!! Enjoy!

I had a lot of fun with this project!! :) I hope it inspires you!! I'm totally hooked on creating fall inspired projects right now!! :)  A HUGE thank you to Suzanne from Quietfire Designs for providing this gorgeous stamp for today's project!! :)
I'd love to hear your thoughts and see what you are working on!! Leave me a link in the comments section and I'll stop by your blog and leave you some loving!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Warm Hello with Spellbinders

Hello all!!! Today is my day to share a project on the Spellbinders® blog!! I am using the new OVAL Bliss dies! They are SO beautiful!!! you'll have to check them out!! (note: This set is not shipping yet, but is available for pre-order.)
Here is the card that I'm sharing today. :)
For full instructions and supply list, stop on over to the blog!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!!
Thanks for stopping by! Today is short and sweet!! :)
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Happy Holidays!! with Imagine Crafts and Memory box

Good morning!! The holidays are approaching!! Well, here it's almost Thanksgiving... but that doesn't mean we can't get a start on our Christmas cards, does it??
So today I am sharing a Holiday card that I created for IMAGINE Crafts using product supplied by Memory Box!! I can only give you a peek here... to see the rest you'll have to stop on over to the IMAGINE Crafts blog! There I have a full video tutorial for you. This card is EASY and would be a fabulous design for mass production! :)

Also, in today's post, there is a list of those continuing on into Round 2 of the IMAGINE Crafts Artist in Residence competition!! That is the Design Team for 2015!! So happy to say that my name is on that list and I'll be trying in Round 2 to keep  my spot as an Artist in Residence! Wish me luck!!

Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fall is in the air!!

Yes, gone are the beautiful days of summer. In it's place, we are left with shorter, cooler days. But fall is SO beautiful!!! I adore the colours of fall!
To celebrate the change of the seasons, I have a few projects to share with you this week!! I will share one at a time so you can enjoy each one!!
First up, I have a beautiful sympathy card.

I began with Spellbinders new Labels 42 Decorative Elements. I layered some beautiful OLDER papers from my stash and added some Zva Creative bling  The gorgeous orange flower and leaves are also from Zva. The sentiment is from the Fun Stampers Journey Little Big Greetings stamp set, which I stamped onto a gold velum (from Spellbinders) and die cut with the Nested Lacey Pennants die. i stamped using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Staz On ink to be sure it would not smudge on me.

So, although this card has many layers, it's super easy to create!! i hope you have been inspired to dig out some of those older papers in a beautiful fall colt scheme. Combine them with a more trendy technique or product and see what you come up with!!

Thanks for stopping by! Come again this week! I have more to share! I'm sharing a Holiday card for IMAGINE Crafts on Wednesday, and some more fall themed projects thru the week!!
So, until then,
Happy Creating!!!